Dahi bhalla

45 minutes
Prep: 20 minutes | Cook: 25 minutes | Servings: 3-4


1 cup Urad dal, soaked

¼ cup Moong dal, soaked

Salt to taste


For filling

4 Green chilli, chopped

3 tbsp Almond, chopped

3 tbsp Cashew, chopped

3 tbsp Raisins, chopped

1 inch Ginger, chopped


For soaking

1 tsp Sugar

½ tsp Black salt

½ tsp Red chilli powder

½ tsp Tamarind chutney

Warm water


For garnish

Curd, beaten

Tamarind chutney

Red chilli powder

Roasted Cumin powder

Salt to taste

Coriander chutney

Pomegranate pearls


Coriander leaves



  • In a grinder add urad dal, moong dal, salt and coarsely grind it. And keep it aside in a mixing bowl.

For Filling

  • In a mixing bowl, add green chilli, almonds, cashews, raisins, ginger and mix well.


For Soaking

  • In a large bowl, add sugar, black salt, red chilli powder, tamarind chutney, warm water as required and mix well.
  • For deep frying, heat the oil in a heavy bottomed Kadai.Wet your hands with water and take a spoonful of batter and make a small disc and put the stuffings in between.
  • Close it with batter. Deep fry them till turns golden brown.
  • Once Vada comes to room temperature, soak them in water(let it soak for at least for 1-2 hours)
  • Serve with curd, tamarind chutney, red chilli powder, roasted cumin powder, salt to taste, coriander chutney, pomegranate pearls, sev and coriander leaves